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The English Premier League is experiencing a textbook case of hyperinflation

The big summer transfer headline belongs to Neymar and his record-breaking £198m move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain. But, by anyone’s standards, the spending across English Premier League football clubs has been similarly jaw-dropping. With £40m fees now commonplace, last year’s record-breaking spend of £1.165 billion is almost certain to be smashed again before the transfer window closes on August 31.

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Blues names side to take on Plymouth

Bedford have named their team to take on Plymouth Albion in their pre-season friendly at Goldington Road this afternoon.

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Gerry Langford (left) of Taylor Brightwell and Rovers joint manager Jimmy Stoyles unveiling the new Rovers home shirt - pic: Sharon Wilmot Photography

Stoyles setting standards for Rovers’ season

Kempston Rovers joint-boss Jimmy Stoyles has positive vibes ahead of the new season this weekend.

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VIDEO: On your marks to join Britain's top athletes in #teamparkrun events on August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic superstars taking part in #teamparkrun 5k events all over the UK on August 19.

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Today is dubbed Fantasy Football Day

Today is ‘Fantasy Football Day’ - have you remembered to pick your team?

Today (Tuesday 8 August) has been named Fantasy Football Day, with over a million amateur managers in the UK alone expected to make their picks in what is traditionally the most popular day of the year for wannabe Mourinhos to select their fantasy football teams.

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Gill Fullen of Bedford Harriers at the Outlaw Triathlon. PNL-170726-104119002

Gill charges to record Outlaw triathlon time

Gill Fullen completed the trio of Outlaw Triathlons in style by smashing the course record in Nottingham.

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Bethanie Moore and Vanessa Lockyer, winners of Womens Open double sculls. PNL-170726-094054002

Wonderful day on the water for Bedford Rowing Club

Bedford Rowing Club had one of the most successful regatta weekends in their long history at the weekend.

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Stevenage XI head to Eyrie

Bedford Town host a Stevenage XI in their latest pre-season friendly on Saturday.

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Recent Ampthill action.

T20 triumph for Ampthill

After a very wet weekend where only one game survived the weather the T20 team’s victory on Friday night took centre stage.

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Ampthill claim a wicket against Luton Town & Indians on Sunday

A’s derby day was damp squib

Ampthill’s derby day clash against rivals Flitwick ended in defeat.

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From left, Micky Mills, East Area Boxing Academy head coach Sid Thompson, promoter Mervyn Turner, Julian Wilson and Michael Stephenson

Bedford trio joining the pro ranks

Three of Bedford-based East Area Boxing Academy’s brightest prospects have joined the professional ranks after signing with promoter Mervyn Turner of Shamrock Boxing.

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Action from Bedford's friendly with Luton Town

Eagles hammer five past United

Bedford Town emerged 5-2 winners over Eynesbury United in their latest pre-season friendly on Tuesday evening.

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WATCH: Dramatic moment drag racing car is engulfed in flames at Northamptonshire’s Santa Pod race track

These dramatic images capture a 1,200bhp drag racing car being engulfed in flames as it performs a ‘burn out’ on the start line at Santa Pod in Northamptonshire.

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Kettleborough hits ton but Beds slip to Lincs loss

A century for Southill’s James Kettleborough wasn’t enough to stop Bedfordshire sliding to defeat against Lincolnshire earlier this week.

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Bedford U13s

Blythman ton is not enough for Bedford

Bedford Cricket Club’s Saturday 1st XI travelled to Lutonian looking to build on a good win from the previous weekend but succumbed by six wickets.

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Foursome (l-r): Robyn Hart-Winks, Gemma Hall, Maddie Arlett and Ellie Piggott

Ellie’s elite bid

Bedford’s Ellie Piggott has her sights set firmly on gaining selection for the World Rowing Championships in September after winning a silver medal at the World Rowing Cup III in Switzerland on Saturday.

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Oliver Evans pleads for a wicket against Dunstable on Sunday

Ampthill CC in surprise win

Ampthill picked up a surprise 33-run win over Saracens Herts League Championship leaders West Herts on Saturday.

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Otters’ promotion dreams are back on

Flitwick renewed their Saracens Hertfordshire League Championship promotion challenge after a 66-run away victory over rivals Dunstable Town at Lancot Park.

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Molly Johnson, in the  front seat, in action on the water

Rower Molly set to make a real splash at British Championships

Wootton rower Molly Johnson will be aiming to make a big splash this Saturday when she takes part in the British Championships.

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Lauren Russell

Lauren gearing up for her Italian job

Bedford & County 400m runner Lauren Russell has been selected to represent Great Britain at the European Junior Championships in Italy later this month.

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